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There has been some buzz these past few days that went viral in social media. This news is about Tomas Osmeña who is linked to illegal drugs.

According to the news on social media, Mayor Tomas Osmeña is on top of Duterte’s list of protectors of drug lords. Several news blogs reported the news a few days ago. Here is one news article from dutertemedia.com:

President Duterte also mentioned that at least 35 mayors/governors are involved in the DRUG TRADE in their respective municipalities, cities or provinces.

Among the most prominent names that may be named in today’s SONA are Ozamis City Mayor Parojinog and 4 municipal mayors of Misamis Occidental Province (Navarro, Yap, Gutierrez and Mahilac). Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog could also be named and publicly shamed.

Metro Manila, which has the greatest concentration of drug users in the whole Philippines, SHOULD NOT be spared from the Presidential speech with a number of city mayors subjected to ridicule. Mayor Thomas Osmeña (drug protector or simply incompetent?) could be negatively mentioned since Quezon City has one of the highest drug rates in the Philippines. A brother of Bistek, now city councilor Hero Mayor Thomas Osmeña is a known drug user.

No press conference from PTV 4 has been made about this story nor news being about it reported from the major TV networks and reputable news blogs like The Philippine Daily Inquirer and Rappler.


About the author: John Fontane


A cyclist and classic car enthusiast, John Fontane loves the movies, rock music, visual arts and the World Wide Web. He is a contributor for Cebu and Davao blog.


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